Asia Rocsta debuted in 1989. The model was equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox and one of two engines – gasoline (1.8 l, 86 hp) and atmospheric diesel (2.2 l, 72 hp). The mechanical part of this SUV is copied from the legendary Willis, the one that was supplied by our allies during the World War II through land-lease.
In 1994, a modernization was carried out, affecting the appearance and interior, as a result of which the front of the car began to resemble the first generation Mitsubishi Pajero. At the same time, sales of cars with a body extended by 45 cm began. In parallel with the “new” Rocsta, the previous modifications were produced.
In 1996, more than a hundred cars were assembled from car kits at the Avtotor Kaliningrad plant. All of them were diesel and, depending on the configuration, could have air conditioning and power steering. Continue reading
In autumn 1988, the world saw the top version of Audi – Audi V8. This executive-class car was produced in two versions: a sedan (4875x1815x1420 mm) and a Lang with a base extended by 318 mm (the length increased to 5190 mm, due to which the interior was also lengthened). The latest modification can be distinguished by large rear side windows. The V8 Lang was equipped with a minibar, a TV, satellite communications and folding strap-ons, thanks to which up to seven people could comfortably accommodate.
The car had a body with the same index 44 as the Audi 100 of the so-called transition series – with flat door handles. However, the body itself was completely new, only a small number of parts were Continue reading